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Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated.
Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1913. Biggle Farm Library Number Two. Duodecimo (14 x 9.5 cm.), 144 pages. Illustrated in black & white and color. Index. Stated fifth edition, but evident second edition, second printing; originally issued in 1894. A basic and popular introduction to growing berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes and other small fruits. Light age-toning to the interior; in blue cloth, titled and decorated in red and black. Near fine. (Item #6628)
Price: $50.00
Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated. Jacob Biggle.
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Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department.
New York: Home Economics Department, American Can Company, 1936. Printed card folio (18 x 12.5 cm.) with pocket holding sixteen loose leaves (each 16.5 x 9.5 cm.). The loose leaves include eleven reproductions of captioned photographs by Margarite Bourke-White, plus additional sheets with map of Brazil and classroom assignments on the history and production of coffee. There is also a mail-order card for ordering additional copies. Published at the height... (Item #6762)
Price: $400.00
Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department. Margaret; Home Economics Department Bourke-White, American Can Company.
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Betty Crocker's $25,000 Recipe Set, featuring Recipes from World Famous Chefs for Foods that Enchant Men.
General Mills, Inc. 1933. Small octavo, 60 pages. First edition. "The aim of this book is to offer women suggestions that not only help achieve greater variety in planning meals but insure the enthusiasm of the judges and juries of every meal - the husbands!" With 62 recipes, ranging from "Veal and Ham Pie" and "Tomato Club Sandwich" to "Beef Tongue a la Jardiniere" and "Palm Court Salad," this cookbook... (Item #3191)
Price: $60.00
Betty Crocker's $25,000 Recipe Set, featuring Recipes from World Famous Chefs for Foods that Enchant Men. Betty Crocker, Societe des Cuisiniers Internationaux.
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A Book of Mediterranean Food.
London: John Lehmann, Ltd. 1950. Illustrated by John Minton. Octavo, 191 pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The important first book by one of the greatest of culinary writers. The recipes are based on David's travels in France Italy, the Greek Isles and Egypt. A bit of light soiling to the spine of the printed pink cloth, otherwise fine, in a price clipped dust jacket with significant chips to the spine... (Item #2496)
Price: $500.00
A Book of Mediterranean Food. Elizabeth David.
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Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen.
Dixon, Illinois: Printed at the Office of The Tri-Weekly Star, 1898. Duodecimo (14 x 11.5 cm.; wrappers 16 x 12.5 cm.), [16] pages. Pages [13-16] for "Additional recipes" (blank). We are aware of two cover designs: this one with just text, and another with a line drawing of a woman. The priority of the two wrapper states remains undetermined. FIRST EDITION. Attractively designed pamphlet with an overview of candy-making basics... (Item #5915)
Price: $60.00
Ripley's Sweet Sixteen: Sixteen Recipes for Homemade Candies. Compiled by Mrs. De Witt C. Owen. Ella "Nellie" Upton Leighton Owen, Mrs. De Witt C. Owen, Dewitt.
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UnXld: American Cookbooks of Community & Place. Volume 1, Alabama – District of Columbia.
Biddeford, Maine: Rabelais Inc. 2018. First. Volume one only (all published to date). Small quarto (26.5 x 19 cm.), 169 pages. Illustrated throughout in color. Title Index. Bibliography. Designed and with a letterpressed wrapper by Scott Vile of the Ascensius Press in Bar Mills, Maine. FIRST EDITION. ~ ~ The first volume in a long-term effort to examine AMERICAN COMMUNITY COOKBOOKS as a genre, within a context of other cookbooks... (Item #6846)
Price: $50.00
UnXld: American Cookbooks of Community & Place. Volume 1, Alabama – District of Columbia. Don Lindgren, Mark Germer.
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Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash.
Mobile, Ala. Chat Publishing Co. 1904. Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), [31] pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. A novelty work from Mobile Alabama, emulating the wedding calendar-form journal, but with more lascivious and well-lubricated categories. All illustrated in woodcut silhouettes by Kash. The illustrations for each month include a calendar of dates, each made from cocktail glasses, drops of spirits, jiggers, or jugs of whiskey. In publisher's white and gilt-decorated red... (Item #6754)
Price: $200.00
Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash. Amanda Moore.
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And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys].
Montreal: Distillers Corporation, Seagrams Limited; The Ronalds Co. Limited, [circa 1930-32]. Stapled booklet, stapled in wrappers (15.5 x 8 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated; color border throughout. ~ Likely second edition. Copies of this title appear with 35, 40, and 60 pages. The 60 page version, presumed to be issued last, was published in 1933 on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Pepys (see below), and with the statement... (Item #6635)
Price: $300.00
And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys]. Seagram's Limited.
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The Settlement Cook Book : Tested recipes from the Milwaukee Public School Kitchen Girls Trades and Technical High School, Authoritative Dietitians and Experienced Housewives.
Milwaukee, WI: The Settlement Cook Book Co. 1941. Octavo, xlvi+623 pages. Twenty-first edition, revised and enlarged. A much later edition this influential and massively successful cookbook, originally published in 1901. The emphasis is American, with a smattering of hearty Jewish Eastern European fare. In earlier editions, the Jewish/Eastern European influence was more prevalent. This copy is extraordinary, in unused condition bright and fresh, with the original white, washable boards shiny... (Item #2746)
Price: $350.00
The Settlement Cook Book : Tested recipes from the Milwaukee Public School Kitchen Girls Trades and Technical High School, Authoritative Dietitians and Experienced Housewives. Simon The Settlement ; Kander, Henry, Mrs.; Schoenfeld, Wisc Milwaukee.
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Antiquitate Culinariae; or Curious Tracts relating to the Culinary affairs of the Old English. With a preliminary discourse, Notes and Illustrations, By the Reverend Richard Warner, of Sway, near Lymington, Hants.
London: Prospect Books, 1981. Quarto, [2] lx, 137, [1 blank] pages. One of 400 numbered copies. Facsimile of the original 1791 edition. Illustrated with two images, "A Saxon Entertainment", and "The Peacock Feast" (the later double-paged). Warner was a prominent English antiquarian and divine. This work was one of the first to examine the history of early English cookery, at the forefront of a scholarly movement that developed over the... (Item #4950)
Price: $60.00
Antiquitate Culinariae; or Curious Tracts relating to the Culinary affairs of the Old English. With a preliminary discourse, Notes and Illustrations, By the Reverend Richard Warner, of Sway, near Lymington, Hants. Richard Warner.